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  • Big Astronomy Wins Big February 19, 2020
    Big Astronomy wins “Best Astronomy Education” Award in the Dome Under Fulldome Film Festival. Melbourne: The Dome Under Fulldome Film Festival hosted its first planetarium film fest in Melbourne, Australia, on February 8 – 9. Big Astronomy: People Places Discoveries, a planetarium film funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and produced by the California […]
  • IAU-NRF Regional Office of Astronomy for Development Launched in North America January 30, 2020
    The North American Regional Office of Astronomy for Development was officially established on 29th January 2020 at a signing ceremony in Cape Town, South Africa. The event was attended by the President of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and marked the formation of the eleventh Regional Office of Astronomy for Development. The ceremony, attended by […]
  • Around the World in 8 meetings January 23, 2019
    AUI and AWB travel the Embassy Circuit to Bring New Opportunities to South America Washington DC – A casual stroll down Embassy Row can send a traveler from one continent to another in matter of seconds. Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI) and Astronomers Without Borders (AWB) recently made such a trip to bring a stellar experience […]
  • Bringing “Passion and Progress” November 19, 2018
    AUI Partners on the 2018 National Society of Black Physicists Conference Columbus, OH: Crowds packed the 2018 National Society of Black Physicists Conference to full capacity making this year’s conference one of the largest scientific meeting of underrepresented minorities in the nation. This year’s theme centered on “Scientific Passion and Progress: Meeting the Challenge” and […]
  • “Speed Dating” to Promote STEM Careers October 31, 2018
    ASTRONOMY INSPIRES CHILEAN GIRLS   Sixty-two girls from Puente Alto, Quilicura, and Toconao took part in the AstroTáctil exhibition and an innovative “speed dating” event so ambassadors from various STEM careers could meet with the girls and share the excitement of astronomy in a one-on-one setting.   With the purpose of inspiring young women to […]
  • The Big Show Begins October 17, 2018
    Planetarium Show Highlighting People, Places, and Science of Astronomy Begins Production Washington DC: In the most remote locations on the planet, people are working to uncover mysteries throughout the universe… and most are not astronomers. Big Astronomy in Chile through Dome+ (Big-ACT) explores a new model to deliver a unique learning experience for planetarium visitors […]
  • West Virginia First-Generation College Students Get Major Boost to STEM Opportunities September 7, 2018
    Newswise — West Virginia’s First2 STEM Student Success Alliance has received a total of $2,406,954 in new funding as part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) INCLUDES grant program, which helps to develop and maintain a diverse, innovative workforce in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. This initiative in West Virginia is one […]
  • AUI Partners with NSBP to Convene 2018 National Society of Black Physicists Conference August 15, 2018
    Washington, DC: AUI has taken another significant step in its five year partnership by collaborating with the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) to secure a $350K award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The annual NSBP Conference convenes the largest scientific meeting of underrepresented minorities in the nation. This year’s conference will be held […]
  • Nine More Professionals to Visit Chile for Prestigious ACEAP Astronomy Expedition June 7, 2018
    Nine more participants are about to embark on an astronomy trip of a lifetime.  Each has been selected for the prestigious Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program (ACEAP), a behind-the-scenes immersive experience to five astronomical observatories in Chile from June 10 to 18.  The participants include educators and public outreach professionals with ties to astronomy.  […]
  • Catching Gravitational Waves with Radio Pulsars May 16, 2018
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